32 returned results for 'scallop'

  • MRV Alba na Mara; Survey 1014A – East Coast Scallop Survey 2014

    The East Coast Scallop Survey for 2014 is well underway, having set sail on the 6th of June. Overview of survey: Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys and other known commercial grounds as shown below.  Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration.  From each haul, all of the scallops…

    19th June 2014

  • Sandeel Surveys in the East Coast

    MRV Alba na Mara Programme Survey: 2219A Duration: 5-18 December 2019 Equipment:  Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment. TV camera. Minilogger (or equivalent).   Objectives: To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the…

    6th December 2019

  • Marine Scotland Contributes to International Publication on Ocean Acidification

    Concern is growing globally about the impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on the marine environment. OA results from a change in the carbonate chemistry of the ocean making it more acidic, primarily as a result of the increased uptake of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This increased acidity of seawater may negatively impact many marine…

    25th July 2019

  • Engaging the Fishing Industry in Marine Environmental Survey and Monitoring – Part 2

    Marine Scotland has been leading this EMFF-funded project which is aimed at involving fishing vessels in MPA monitoring. This is a joint project between Marine Scotland and Scottish Natural Heritage. The project is managed by Seascope Fisheries Research Ltd, with Charlotte Johnston of Crangon Ltd providing monitoring survey expertise. This is the second in a…

    30th April 2019

  • Sandeel Hide and Seek

    Survey: 2018A MRV Alba na Mara Duration: 6-19 December 2018 Objectives: Determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and around Turbot bank. Collect and preserve samples of A. marinus, specifically: • all 0-group sandeels (size to be estimated from age/length keys of sampled…

    3rd December 2018

  • Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person – Lynda Blackadder

    2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person and this month we have another blog about one of our many colleagues who inspire the next generation with their Outreach work. Meet Lynda Blackadder, an aspiring ballet dance but currently a Fisheries Data Analyst and Modeller in the Coastal and…

    19th July 2018

  • Twinkle twinkle little starfish

    Survey: 0518A Duration: 14 April – 2 May 2018 Gear: Scallop dredges Objectives To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To Identify and sample additional areas of commercial interest to the scallop fishery. To collect information on by-catch of…

    12th April 2018

  • Celebrating Science and Year of the Young Person with Andronikos Kafas

    As mentioned last month, 2018 is both the Year of the Engineer and the Year of the Young Person. This month’s blog is about one of our many colleagues who are inspiring the next generation with their Outreach work. This is Andronikos, one of our marine renewable energy scientists. To see what he does, in this…

    22nd February 2018

  • Having eel-y good fun on the Alba na mara

    Duration: 6-19 December 2017 Equipment Sandeel dredge × 2 (modified 4′ scallop dredge with 6″ teeth and spare toothbars) with towing bar and camera attachment. TV camera. Minilogger (or equivalent). Objectives To determine the abundance, length and age of sandeels in the sediment from regions east of the Firth of Forth and around Turbot bank….

    6th December 2017

  • MRV Alba na Mara Survey 0517A Programme

    Duration: 06 – 26 April 2017 Fishing Gear: Scallop Dredges Objectives: To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast. To age, measure and assess shell damage on all scallops caught. To Identify and sample additional areas of commercial interest to the scallop fishery. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial…

    6th April 2017